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Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

MBBE 304 Biotechnology: Science and Ethical Issues (3) Introduction to the concepts, goals, ethical issues and consequences of biotech-nology using real-life case studies of cloning, DNA fingerprinting, gene therapy and genetical engineering. Pre: BIOL 171 (or concurrent) or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 304)

MBBE 342 Agribusiness Decision-Making (3) Introduction to quantitative decision making methods for effective agribusiness management in resource allocation, scheduling, logistics, risk analysis, inventory and forecasting. Emphasis on problem identification, model formulation and solution, and interpretation and presentation of results. A-F only. Pre: ECON 130 and NREM 220; or consent. (Cross-listed as TPSS 342 and ECON 429) DS

MBBE 375 Multidisciplinary Biochemistry (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Introduction to basic concepts of cellular biochemistry and metabolic pathways as applied to nutritional, medicinal and environmental biochemistry. A-F only. Pre: BIOC 241 or consent. Spring only.

MBBE 401 Molecular Biotechnology (3) General principles, applications, and recent advances of the rapidly growing science of biotechnology. Topics include impact of biotechnology on medicine, animal sciences, environment, agriculture, forensics, and economic and socio-ethical issues. Pre: BIOL 275 or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 401) DB

MBBE 402 Principles of Biochemistry (4) Molecular basis of living processes in bacteria, plants and animals; emphasis on metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Pre: BIOL 275, BIOL 275L, CHEM 272 and CHEM 273; or consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 402) DB

MBBE 402L Principles of Biochemistry Lab (2) (1 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principle techniques of biochemical laboratory. A-F only. Pre: 402 (or concurrent), BIOL 402 (or concurrent). DY

MBBE 403 Molecular Biosensors (3) (Lec-Lab) Molecular methods for detection of pathogenic bacteria and potentially hazardous chemicals in air, water, soil and plant materials. Impacts of invasive microbial species on human health and welfare. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: MICR 351 or consent. Recommended: PEPS 350. Fall only. (Cross-listed as PEPS 403)

MBBE 412 Environmental Biochemistry (3) Biochemical and chemical principles of occurrence, distribution, biotic and abiotic conversion, fate, and impact of synthetic and natural molecules in the environment. Important pollutants will be used as case studies to illustrate the principles. A-F only. Pre: CHEM 152 or CHEM 272 and CHEM 162 or 171; or consent. Spring only. (Cross-listed as PEPS 412) DB

MBBE 420 Hazardous Materials (3) Introduction to state and federal environmental regulations relative to hazardous substances. Analysis of specific health and environmental impacts of hazardous waste. Pre: CHEM 151 (or concurrent) or consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 420 and NURS 430) DB

MBBE 461 Biotechnology for Teachers (3) Principles, methods, classical examples, recent development, benefits and concerns of modern biotechnology. Pre: BIOL 304 or equivalent.

MBBE 480 Integrative Genomics and Biotechnology (3) Integration of molecular genetics, virology, plant molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Gene silencing, functional genomics, and the development of expression systems for the production of heterologous proteins. A-F only. Pre: 401 and BIOL 275/275L; or consent. Fall only. DB

MBBE 480L Integrative Genomics and Biotechnology Lab (3) Laboratory to accompany 480. A-F only. Pre: 401 and BIOL 275/275L; or consent. Spring only. DY

MBBE 491 Special Topics in MBBE (V) Study and discussion of special topics and problems in molecular biosciences and bioengineering. Pre: consent.

MBBE 499 Directed Research (V) Limited to undergraduate students qualified to carry on research problems in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. A-F only.

MBBE 607 Advanced Food Science I (3) Advanced topics in chemical and physical characteristics of foods as well as their role in human nutrition. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, microbiology, additional biological science, physics, and biochemistry. Basic knowledge of food science is expected; or consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 607 and TPSS 607)

MBBE 608 Advanced Food Science II (3) Advances in sensory quality and evaluation, deterioration of foods and food safety, as well as food processing technology. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, microbiology, additional biological sciences, physics, and biochemistry. Basic knowledge of food science is expected; or consent. Spring only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 608 and TPSS 608)

MBBE 609 Advanced Food Safety (3) Real and perceived food hazards, their ethical issues and implications, advanced emerging topics in food safety, and controls, including laws and regulations of food safety issues and public perception of food safety will be discussed. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in biochemistry, microbiology, food processing, physics and organic chemistry. Basic food science knowledge is required; or consent. Spring only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 609 and TPSS 609)

MBBE 610 Molecular Biosciences Seminar (1) Study and discussion of significant topics and problems in plant physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. A-F only.

MBBE 620 Plant Biochemistry (3) Comprehensive study of chemical constituents and biochemical processes unique to the plant kingdom with emphasis on selected aspects of current interest. A-F only. Pre: 402 or consent.

MBBE 621 Metabolic Engineering (4) Principles and methodologies of metabolic engineering. Concepts of metabolic networks. Establishment of metabolic flux analysis and metabolic control analysis. Systems biology framework for integration of mathematical modeling and global measurements at metabolite, protein and transcription levels. Pre: BIOL 275, MATH 311, and MICR 351; or consent.

MBBE 651 Signal Transduction and Regulation of Gene Transcription (3) Lecture/discussion on molecular mechanisms involved in the transmission of regulatory signals from the cell surface to the nucleus. A-F only. Pre: BIOC 620, 643, CMB 621, and 654 or equivalent; or consent. Fall only.

MBBE 680 Methods in Plant Molecular Biology (3) (1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced methodology and research strategies. Hands-on laboratory training in basic and current molecular procedures for plant research. Pre: one of BIOC 481 or BIOC 620.

MBBE 687 Advanced Lab Techniques (1) (1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced laboratory techniques used in life science research. Pre: 402 and 402L, or BIOC 441 and BIOC 441L, or FSHN 477; or consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 687 and FSHN 687)

MBBE 691 Advanced Special Topics in MBBE (V) Study and discussion of advanced special topics and problems in molecular biosciences and bioengineering. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

MBBE 699 Directed Research (V)

MBBE 700 Thesis Research (V) CR/NC only.

MBBE 701 Topics in Food Science (1) Advanced topics in food science and technology, from basic to applied research, including current issues in food science and technology and critical analysis of current research literature. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Spring only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 701 and TPSS 701)

MBBE 800 Dissertation Research (V) CR/NC only.